ALEC fights coal ash protections on polluters' behalf

April 30, 2012 - Embroiled in controversy for its role in passing "Stand Your Ground", the American Legislative Exchange Council also worked to block federal regulation of toxic power plant waste that's contaminating groundwater supplies across the country -- and it turns out that the group has close ties to major coal ash polluters.  

Hexavalent chromium pollution linked to coal ash disposal

February 3, 2011 - An independent report identifies 28 coal ash dump sites from Massachusetts to Nevada where hexavalent chromium has been detected in the groundwater at levels exceeding federal or state standards. Hexavalent chromium is one toxic waste product created by coal-fired power plants known to contain potentially dangerous levels of heavy metals, combustion byproducts and radioactive elements.

TN Senate 08 Update

By R. Neal
September 6, 2007 - The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that West TN businessman Mike McWherter, the son of wildly popular former TN Governor Ned Ray McWherter, is still the front runner among unannounced candidates to challenge Sen. Lamar Alexander for U.S. Senate.

Joe Biden is apparently not from around here

By R. Neal
July 24, 2007 - During the highly publicized "CNN/YouTube Debate" last night, a couple of guys from Tennessee asked via YouTube video if any of the candidates' feelings were hurt because the media seems more interested in whether Al Gore will run than in them.